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An April Love Story (Wildfire #11)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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Published June 19th 1981 by Scholastic (first published March 19th 1981)
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Radhika Breaden
May 15, 2012 Radhika Breaden rated it really liked it
So, before that whole "Face on the Milk Carton" thing that changed my opinion about Caroline B. Cooney (and unfortunately not for the better), I really loved her Wildfire and Silhouette romances. This is a classic plot written with a modern realism (at least for the 80's) -- and her sense of humor is evident. Marnie is unfortunately somewhat brainless and completely cliche in her superficiality prior to their move "back to the land". The drastic changes of giving up everything and going to ...more
Jan 15, 2015 Dana rated it really liked it
I <3 this book. I’ve had it forever, just one of those tiny paperbacks that I’m not even sure where it originally came from. I mean, it’s certainly a product of its genre and its time, but if you can appreciate it for what it is, it’s a good little book. My favorite part is the way Marnie and Lucas talk to each other. They’re sarcastic, but they’re so bright, and you can read the undercurrent of caring underneath their words. The premise is a fun one; Marnie and Lucas’s family move totally ...more
Ok, this is one of those absolutely cheesy teen romances that I read when I was an actual teen. It crossed my mind recently and was reasonably inexpensive for the Kindle, so I re-read it.

It held up fairly well. Oh, sure, it was written before cell phones and the like, so there's no mention of those, but it doesn't feel overly dated, apart from small things here and there.

It's still a cheesy teen romance. But as just that, it's decent.
Sep 09, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
Loved this book so much in 8th grade, that I stole it from the library. Twenty years later it's still on my bookshelf, proudly nestled next to Jeffrey Eugenides and cult cinema books. You never outgrow "An April Love Story".
Feb 20, 2013 imsocrafty rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen, whiny
I'm giving this bunches of stars because when I read this in eighth grade (having just newly moved several states away), I identified with the loneliness in the book. I remember thinking (in 1984) how 1970's it all was, but still loved it.
Mar 24, 2015 Wisty rated it it was amazing
I get tired of all Wildfire romances besides this one, which for some reason I can't get enough of.


Recently reread this for the millionth time. One of my all time favorites, and I have no idea why!
Thanks mom, for buying this when you were 12!
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Caroline Cooney knew in sixth grade that she wanted to be a writer when "the best teacher I ever had in my life" made writing her main focus. "He used to rip off covers from The New Yorker and pass them around and make us write a short story on whichever cover we got. I started writing then and never stopped!"
When her children were young, Caroline started writing books for young people -- with rem
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